Do your materials measure up?

By Eric Hirsch and Courtney Allison
August 2020
Vol. 41, No. 4
Districts and states have worked around the clock for the past several months to put new structures in place for students to learn safely during an unprecedented crisis. We now know that the challenges of the pandemic are unlikely to vanish anytime soon, and schools will need to stay nimble about how and where they educate students. This moment highlights the importance of curriculum adoptions supported by strong professional learning — a long-term investment that will have an impact in the fall and for many years to come. Instructional materials matter for student success. They mattered before the COVID-19 crisis, and they will matter even more as schools transition into new teaching formats this fall. As educators prepare for an uncertain return to school, many

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Eric Hirsch and Courtney Allison

Eric Hirsch ( is the founding executive director and Courtney Allison ( is the chief academic officer at EdReports.


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